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Wednesday, October 17, 2012


We were down to four bottles from our last batch of wine (see first attempt) making, so the timing of the wine bottling was perfect.  (I have to say that we gave away about half of the wine from the last batch, we didn't drink that much! ) LOL

In this batch, my husband made 73 bottles of wine.  I did the the corking! (which is not an easy job).  It took us about 2-1/2 hours to do all the bottling, corking, and cleaning, from start to finish, over two evenings.  

This time he decided to try a Mixed Black - a combination of grapes which is very dark and not very expensive.  The Mixed came out good.  I will drink it, but it is not my favorite!  He also decided to try a Zinfandel - a rose colored wine which also came out good and it is sweeter and is not as strong as the Mixed Black.  The third one was a Barbera (we also made this one in the last batch).  And this time the Barbera is the WINNER!  It really came out excellent and even though our last Barbera came out great, this one is just better!  

We haven't put the bottles on the wine shelves yet, as my brother said to keep them upright in the boxes for a day or two and then lay them down on the shelves (it has something to do with the corking).  
Job well done, Thomas!

(He is doing another batch this month, so if anyone is still interested in learning and making wine, NOW is the time....let me know!)


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's a lot of wine! My husband makes his own wine off and on, but I confess that it usually turns out too strong for lightweight me.

Lmkazmierczak said...

My husband tried making wine from some concord grapes on our property...I think grape jelly would have been better. WE called it John's Whine♫♪

Nancy Claeys said...

Oh yes, I remember how much I enjoyed your hubby's wine! Good job!